Instapundit dragged out a quotation from Robert Heinlen today that is so apropos and also in line with what Winston had to say in todayâ€™s quote of the day on my site:
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded â€” here and there, now and then â€” are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as â€œbad luck.â€
— Robert Heilein
Thanks Instapundit for the reminder. Iâ€™ve just finished a Heinlein novel I hadnâ€™t read yet (â€œThe Door Into Summerâ€). I hadnâ€™t thought there were any in print I hadnâ€™t read, and then there it was at B&N. Very good read.